'Arlene' was formed 40 days before the start of the hurricane season

Image of tropical depression 'Arlene'

Image - NOAA

The hurricane season, although it officially begins on June 1 and will end on November 30, already has a protagonist: 'Arlene', a tropical storm. It has not caused any damage by being formed far from the coasts and islands, but it is especially striking since has formed 40 days earlier than usual.

Although it is not the first tropical cyclone to form before the season began, in recent years new ones have been forming in April each time. Until now, 'Arlene' ranks second since there are satellites.

An extratropical cyclone formed along a cold front that swept across the Atlantic in mid-April. This system was not organized until April 17, due to the sporadic convocation that was beginning to take place in and around the circulation; Nevertheless, it was not until April 19 when it was completed and could be classified as a subtropical depression 1 by the National Hurricane Center (CNH) at 15.00 UTC the same day.

The next day, April 20, It went from being a depression to a tropical storm which they named 'Arlene', whose maximum winds were 85km / h for 1 minute, and its minimum pressure of 993mbar. As it was formed far from habitable places, it did not cause any damage.

Arlene Storm

Image - The Weather Channel

The 2017 Hurricane Season is expected more intense than the previousAccording Global Weather Oscillations, with 12 storms and with up to 6 hurricanes, of which 2 or 3 could be important, despite the fact that El Niño is a phenomenon that remains dormant.

'Arlene' is the first cyclonic formation of the year, soon to be followed by Bret, Cindy, Don, Emily, Franklin, Gert, Harvey, Irma, Jose, Katia, Lee, Maria, Nate, Ophelia, Philippe, Rina, Sean, Tammy, Vince, Withney.

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